Why? Well, finals will come in shortly (like 3 weeks). I simply have not had a second to get to them (just like I haven't found a second to do a last read/edit of our summer book from 2017). There's just not enough time in the day.
So, I committed myself to my house on the first REAL spring day where the temperatures were in the mid-70s. Okay, I did run and I did walk the dog, but after my meetings I simply sat on my are, read, and graded. I said, "You must get this far by midnight or else!"
Whoops. It was "or else."
Actually, I was two project behind where I wanted to be. At midnight, I just couldn't read or think about another one. My students are going to kill me. They want these back so they can work on their finals. I simply need a few more hours.
And my award? Well, I can grade all the weekly writing they've submitted since they turned in the midterms a few weeks ago. It never ends (and this has nothing to do with the planning and instruction that is around the corner.
That meme says it all.
On a good note, however, is that I've set these goals because (a) I want to attend a University function this afternoon (although it is all day and I simply can't do that, and (b) I want to celebrate the birthdays of my friends later tonight.
If ever I could use Hermione's time stopper, it would be now.
You chose this career, Crandall. You get what you deserve!